Introduction

Lesbian Flag (Erin Ptah)

Lesbian flag with 5 even horizontal stripes which are colored (top to bottom): dark pink , pink, pale yellow, lavender, blue-black

Lesbian Flag (Erin Ptah)

Created by on 26 June 2018

Unveiled at leifandthorn.com

Definition

“Someone, who can be transgender or cisgender, who generally considers themself a woman who is attracted to other women.”
– The Transgender Language Primer. See the full lesbian definition.

Style Guide

This flag has 5 even horizontal stripes which are colored (top to bottom): dark pink (#C41A71), pink (#FFA6DA), pale yellow (#FDF0C5), lavender (#C48AD2), blue-black (#091542).

Meaning

Pink stripes:

  • Shoutout to the gradient design of the lipstick lesbian flag; represents femme lesbians
  • There’s two of them to represent pride in f/f couples
  • And to represent the harmony between “liking women” and “being a woman”
  • And, because the lighter shade echoes the pink from the trans pride flag, to represent that this includes both cis lesbians & trans lesbians

Pale yellow stripe:

  • Echoes the nonbinary and intersex flags, to represent that this includes nonbinary & intersex lesbians
  • Echoes the middle stripe in the pan flag, to represent our attraction to nonbinary lesbians
  • It’s a sandy, beachy shade of yellow, because Lesbos is an island

Lavender stripe:

  • Shoutout to the color of the lesbian labrys flag
  • Honoring the reclamation of the “lavender menace” symbolism
  • Represents the importance of lesbians being feminists, and lesbian issues being part of feminism

Blue-black stripe:

  • This one’s for the butch lesbians
  • It’s at the base of the flag because it’s buff enough to hold all the other stripes up
  • I experimented with plain #000 as another shoutout to the labrys flag, but a brighter stripe worked better with all the other colors, which represents how when all different kinds of lesbians band together we look awesome

About the Creator

Erin Ptah is an artist and humorist who makes queer webcomics. Erin’s comics are Leif & Thorn and But I’m A Cat Person.

Sources

Erin Ptah Lesbian FLag unveiling

Erin Ptah bio

Erin Ptah’s twitter